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Copyright Your Music

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

One of the most important things every music creator can do for themselves is protect their intellectual property. By technical standards, a work is copyrighted once it’s been made into a tangible form. However, officially registering that work by submitting it to the US Library of Congress...

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Adapt to the Wide World of Streaming

Friday, July 21st, 2017

 

Unless you don’t work in the music business, or were on Mars for the past year, you’ve heard the news: streaming is on the rise. But, unlike downloads, which were more or less a transcription of the physical world into digital, streaming introduces totally different paradigms. Let’s...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Playin’ For The Music

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Listen to the music in any fairly hip restaurant, you know, the warm, quilt-like security offered for diners in most of the places in Greenwich Village, or some of the musician hangouts on the upper westside of Manhattan. More than likely you’ll hear a heady sampling of Carly Simon, Carol King,...

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New FireGrain drumsticks by Promark

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Promark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with its brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrain. The new sticks feature a “revolutionary heat-tempering process” that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into “precision tools with unprecedented durability”. While keeping their original...

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Another fantastic Main Stage artist announced…

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Anika Nilles in association with Tama, Ahead and Meinl will bring her unique sound and impeccable technique to the London Drum Show’s Main Stage this year. Her drumming career has gone from strength to strength since her performance at the 2015 show, with her debut album Pikalar out in February...

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Phil Rudd, coming back from the brink

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It would have been a fitting one last jaunt around the world’s stadiums for the man that had powered classic ‘DC albums such as Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Let There Be Rock. That all changed in November 2014 when Rudd was arrested, and ultimately convicted, on drugs offences and making...

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Tour Custom drum set

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 percent Maple 6- ply shells using the company’s proprietary staggered diagonal seam shell construction, building a thin drum shell that will start round and stay round. Other features include 2.3mm vintage inverted Dyna-Hoops that help focus the...

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Job, Sales & Marketing Support – Digital Media

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our thriving Sales & Marketing team for the Pro Music Division at Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) based in Milton Keynes.

Yamaha is the world leader in aspect of musical instruments and professional sound. This role sits within...

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Heirloom stainless steel snare drum

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

To honour over 100 years of Ludwig craftsmanship, the drum manufacturer has released the Heirloom stainless steel snare drum. Decorated with a custom laser-etched Heirloom Band – which has never been seen on any Ludwig snare drum before – this is a stunning addition to Ludwig’s American series...

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BeatMirror tempo tracker app

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Most musicians at one time or another have had a stressful time with the metronome. Spending time playing to a click is imperative if you want to improve your musical skill, but fighting against the click can be a sure fire way of kicking you even further out of time and causing a lot of frustration,...

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Drummer Ken Mary steps in to replace Jason Bittner

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Flotsam And Jetsam announce their 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the US before traveling to Europe for select club dates centred around their appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL. With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill,...

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Finding a New Musical Home

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

There are a thousand reasons why you could be thinking about uprooting yourself from your natural surroundings, your family, your friends, and your fellow musicians. It’s a good bet, though, that you’ve begun to feel you’ve reached the limit of how far your local environment will allow you...

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José Pasillas looks back on his career

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“There’s only so much you can do rhythmically as a drummer within a certain genre of music,” says Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas. While that might be true, Pasillas has filled his band’s eight records with enough style, panache and character to suggest that he has enough beats up his sleeve...

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Terrorism advice for gigging and touring musicians

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has published a new guide on how musicians can best protect themselves and others in the event of a terrorist incident. The guide outlines what gigging and touring musicians can expect to see at venues following the recent spate terrorist incidents around the world, including...

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